DailyDose: Apple cuts MacBook Pro prices by $200 & How OpenOffice saves $21 mn a day for the public

DailyDose, your everyday technology news brief is here. In today’s edition: Apple cuts MacBook pro prices by $200, Facebook Seeking Head of Diversity as Hiring Ramped UP, Facebook Seeking Head of Diversity as Hiring Ramped UP and more.

Apple cuts MacBook prices by up to $200: Apple Inc cut the price on the base version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop with “retina” display by $200 as it revamps its top-end laptops, weeks after the company reported a steep decline in Mac sales in the holiday quarter. Its faster too. More here.

Facebook Seeking Head of Diversity as Hiring Ramped UP: Facebook Inc., operator of the world’s largest social-networking service, is seeking a global head of diversity, as the quickly expanding company’s recruits people from different backgrounds to foster creativity. More here.

HP To Adopt Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices: Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures — by adopting Google’s Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices. More here.

Groupon Surges on Expected E-Commerce Expansion: Groupon Inc. surged the most in two months amid optimism that its new e-commerce service may expand to more cities, bolstering sales. More here.

Apple Loses Bid to Sell Handsets as IPhones in Brazil: Apple Inc.’s request to use the iPhone name in Brazil was rejected by regulators who ruled in favor of a local competitor. More here.

Users have downloaded Apache OpenOffice from 236 countries and territories

Users have downloaded Apache OpenOffice from 236 countries and territories

Apache OpenOffice saves $21 mn a day for the public: Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 has averaged 138,928 downloads per day.  That is an average value to the public of $21 million per day.  Or $7.61 billion (7.61 thousand million) per year.  This is one estimate of the value we bring to the public. More here.